Mark McCormack and the declining significance of homophobia

Dr. Mark McCormack is a senior lecturer of sociology at Durham university. NUT General secretary, Christine Blower calls on schools to include a “positive portrayal” on same-sex relationships Dr. McCormack beehives dealing reactively to homophobic bullying is not the answer to bullying.   Dr. Mark McCormack is a senior lecturer of sociology at Durham University…

10 politically themed musical numbers to keep you going through election day

Everyone loves a good musical number. We’ve searched high and low on YouTube and found ten of the best musical mash-ups and autotunes of the past five years.   1. Nick Clegg – I’m Sorry 2. David Cameron’s – Conference Rap 3. Ed Miliband: A Portrait (8 Mile Version) 4. Green Party – Change the Tune 5. David Cameron – Shake…

Majority of Birmingham MPs supporting Yvette Cooper for Labour leadership

Most of Labour’s Birmingham MPs are backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership election, according to data from the New Statesman. Cooper has managed to gain the support of five local MPs so far: Khalid Mahmood (Perry Barr) Shabana Mahmood (Ladywood) Steve McCabe (Selly Oak) Liam Byrne (Hodge Hill) and newly elected Jess Phillips (Yardley) Any…

INFOGRAPHIC: Birmingham’s porn viewing habits

Kim Kardashian, Mia Khalifa and Madison Ivy are Birmingham’s favourite stars when it comes to porn, according to information obtained from the world’s most popular sex site. BirminghamEastside has obtained data from Pornhub which shows just what users in the city have been doing on the site since the start of the year – and…